We’re being asked to determine which of the given transitions represent the absorption of a photon with the highest frequency.
In absorption, an electron gains energy and becomes excited. In this excited state, the electron moves to a higher energy level.
lower energy level → higher energy level
In emission, the electron releases its excess energy to go down to a lower energy level.
higher energy level → lower energy level
The diagram below shows how much energy is required when an electron goes from 1 shell to another.
Distance = Energy
Which of the following transitions represent absorption of a photon with the highest frequency?
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